from BBC - 20 Oct 10
Gene therapy in mice appears to be able to "correct" a gene defect strongly linked to depression in humans.
from MNTdepress - 23 Jan 08
Doctors commonly prescribe antidepressants for patients with low back pain for three main reasons; to relieve pain; reduce mild depression and improve a person's mood; and improve sleep.Despite this, the use of antidepressants in low back pain is controversial with different studies arriving at different conclusions.
from Diabetes abs. - 08 Aug 07
Improvement in patient-reported outcomes for patients with ankylosing spondylitis treated with etanercept 50 mg once-weekly and 25 mg twice-weekly.
Rheumatology (Oxford). 2007 Jun;46(6):999-1004
Authors: Braun J, McHugh N, Singh A, Wajdula JS, Sato R
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to assess the humanistic impact of ankylosing spondylitis (AS), and compare the effect of etanercept 50 mg once-weekly (QW), etanercept 25 mg twice-weekly
from Eurekalert - 09 Jul 07
While depression appears to be common in early Parkinson's disease (PD), it is often not treated or diagnosed, according to newly released research. A contingent of researchers from across North America found that just over 27 percent of PD subjects screened positive for depression, while 40 percent of subjects' depression went untreated. This study, is the first to systematically examine the impact of depressive symptoms in early, untreated PD.
from ArchInte - 09 Jul 07
Background Electronic health records (EHRs) have been proposed as a sustainable solution for improving the quality of medical care. We assessed the association between EHR use, as implemented, and the quality of ambulatory care in a nationally representative survey.
Methods We performed a retrospective, cross-sectional analysis of visits in the 2003 and 2004 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey. We examined EHR use throughout the United States and the association of EHR use with
from MNTcvs - 25 Mar 07
Recovering from a heart attack is tough enough without facing depression. Yet that's exactly what happens to nearly half of heart attack survivors. Depression after a heart attack isn't a one-size-fits-all classification. Different variations have different effects on the heart and recovery, reports the April 2007 issue of the Harvard Heart Letter. [click link for full article]
from MNTcvs - 23 Mar 07
Recovering from a heart attack is tough enough without facing depression. Yet that's exactly what happens to nearly half of heart attack survivors. Depression after a heart attack isn't a one-size-fits-all classification. Different variations have different effects on the heart and recovery, reports the April 2007 issue of the "Harvard Heart Letter. [click link for full article]
from BMC psych - 16 Mar 07
Suicide is a major cause of death among patients with schizophrenia. Research indiactes that at least 5-13% of schizophrenic patients die by suicide, and it is likely that the higher end of range is the most accurate estimate. There is almost total agreement that the schizophrenic patient who is more likely to commit suicide is young, male, white and never married, with good premorbid function, post-psychotic depression and a history of substance abuse and suicide attempts. Hopelessness, social
from BMJ Online First - 01 Dec 06
Objective To determine whether providing mothers of babies in neonatal intensive care units with audiotapes of their conversations with a neonatologist improves recall of information and psychological wellbeing.Design Randomised, single blinded trial.Setting Neonatal intensive care unit, North Queensland, Australia.Participants 200 mothers of babies in a neonatal intensive care unit.Interventions Mothers given (n=102) or not given (n=98) audiotapes of their conversations with a neonatologist.Ma
from - 13 Nov 06
Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are more likely to suffer from migraine, fibromyalgia and depression, according to US researchers.
The study identified 97,593 IBS patients and 27,402 people without the condition. The prevalence of having at least one of the three disorders – migraine, fibromyalgia and depression – was 264, compared with 118 per 1,000 people in the IBS cohort and non-IBS cohorts, respectively.
from BBC - 08 Nov 06
A four-year-old girl who could not attend her chosen school is suffering from depression, says her GP.
from Am J Obstet Gynecol - 01 Nov 06
Burnout, depression, and career satisfaction: cross-sectional study of obstetrics and gynecology residents.
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Nov;195(5):1444-9
Authors: Becker JL, Milad MP, Klock SC
OBJECTIVE: This study was undertaken to measure career satisfaction among obstetrics and gynecology residents and assess its relationship to burnout, depression, and malpractice concerns. STUDY DESIGN: A 63-item, anonymous, self-administered survey was distri
from BMJ - 26 Oct 06
Objective To evaluate clinical effectiveness of a self management programme for arthritis in patients in primary care with osteoarthritis. Design Randomised controlled trial. Setting 74 general practices in the United Kingdom. Participants 812 patients aged 50 and over with osteoarthritis of hips or knees (or both) and pain or disability (or both). Intervention Participants were randomised to six sessions of self management of arthritis and an education booklet (intervention group) or the educa
from MNTdepress - 14 Oct 06
Mental health researchers at The Australian National University have found that brief Internet-based interventions for depression are not only immediately effective, but have a significant positive long-term benefit that may be as effective as active psychotherapies. [click link for full article]
from MNTbone - 12 Oct 06
We examined the relationships between ratings of services and outcomes of patients who received pain treatment at a teaching hospital. A group of 122 patients who completed a multidisciplinary pain-management program rated their satisfaction with and the effectiveness of services as well as changes in their pain condition and quality of life. The results indicated improvement on ratings of pain severity, pain interference, and depression. [click link for full article]
from MNTdepress - 01 Oct 06
Despite a high rate of depression, few stroke survivors take antidepressants, according to a study in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.Studies have suggested an association between stroke survival and mood disturbances such as depression. But it''s been unclear how many stroke survivors suffer from depression and how many are treated, particularly in the long term, said Seana L. Paul, B.Sc. [click link for full article]
from Eurekalert - 01 Oct 06
Although drugs that target the brain''s serotonin system are in wide use for treating depression, the basic biological mechanism by which they help alleviate symptoms is poorly understood. Now, new research suggests these drugs work by acting on a specific serotonin receptor, which was found to play a key role in regulating the response of the amygdala, much like a rheostat. These receptors also may contribute to one''s vulnerability for depression.
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